Delay of next ‘Potter’ pic dings Imax

posted by Michael Zoldessy on June 11, 2009 at 7:40 am

Some are a bit concerned that due to a scheduling conflict, the next Harry Potter won’t be in wide release in Imax until two weeks after the general release.

Shares of Imax dropped 4% on Monday to $7.31 after a Wall Street analyst said the delay “should negatively impact Imax boxoffice results.”

“Prince” opens wide July 14. Although it opens on two Imax screens that day — one in New York and one in Los Angeles — it won’t get the wide Imax treatment until July 29.

Read more in the Hollywood Reporter.

Comments (2)

moviebuff82 on June 11, 2009 at 3:43 pm

This delay could help the box office performance of the new Transformers movie, which has select scenes shot in IMAX.

Giles on June 15, 2009 at 11:23 am

well, it WAS Warner’s decision to bump Potter from a November initial opening to July, why should ‘Transformers 2’ suffer??

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